Lupinus argenteus ssp. rubricaulis (Mountain lupine)

Also known as Lupinus alpestris. Low to moderate water requirement; sun to shade. Perennial with blue-lavender flowers, blooms June to October from foothills to sub-alpine, in clearings, under trees, and on exposed moist ridges at high elevations.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Fabaceae

Duration: perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 12-24 in.

Bloom Color: Blue-lavender

Bloom Period: June-October

Annual Precipitation: 12 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.7-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 12,500

Seeding Rate: 20-30 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS